RTT is starting to prune the five-and-a-half-year-old Klinkii trees in the Superior Nut Company Carbon-Offest Forest #5. As an initial test, RTT’s forester pruned 20 of the trees with a saw. The cuttings can be seen on the forest floor, below.
RTT’s aim is to prune the trees without damaging their bark. This is important to avoid attracting the black bee, Trigona spp., that may carry damaging bacteria to the trees.
As seen in the close-up below, the pruning was performed while minimizing damage to the bark of the Klinki trees.